Carnival Valor

Carnival Valor Review and Specifications

Specifications of Carnival Valor

Year built2004  /  Age : 14
Flag state Panama
BuilderFincantieri (Monfalcone, Italy)
ClassConquest
Building costUSD 500 million
OwnerCarnival Corporation & PLC
OperatorCarnival Cruise Line
Speed22 kn / 41 kph / 25 mph
Length (LOA)290 m / 951 ft
Beam (width)38 m / 125 ft
Gross Tonnage110239 gt
Passengers2984 - 3581
Crew1150
Passengers-to-space ratio31
Decks13
Cabins1492
Decks with cabins8
Last Refurbishment2016
Christened byKatie Couric

Current itinerary of Carnival Valor

Carnival Valor current cruise is 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean. Prices start from USD 349 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 22 Sep, 2018 and ends on 27 Sep, 2018.

Date / TimePort
22 Sep      Departing from Galveston, Texas   
24 Sep 09:00 - 18:00     Cozumel, Mexico   
25 Sep 10:00 - 18:00     Progreso, Mexico   
27 Sep      Arriving in Galveston, Texas   

Review of Carnival Valor

Carnival Valor was launched in 2004 as the 3rd of five ships in Carnival's Conquest class - the series which preceded the Dream-class trio.

History - construction and ownership

Carnival Cruise Lines (CCL) is an US company, trademarked brand and subsidiary of Carnival Corporation (shipowner). CCL was founded in 1972 as independent company by Ted Arison (1924-1999, co-founder of NCL Norwegian). Carnival Cruise Lines has Corporation's largest fleet as both number of vessels and GT tonnage (ship sizes and capacities). CCL has over 1/5 of cruise industry's worldwide market.

Carnival Valor cruise ship

The 110,239-ton, 2,974-passenger cruise ship Carnival Liberty and her Conquest-class sister ships Conquest, LibertyGlory and Freedom, are among the biggest in the fleet of Carnival. They are basically larger versions of earlier Destiny-class ships, as well as more feature-filled. More space reveals into additional decks, even more bars and lounges, an upscale steak house, and well-proportioned public areas. 

Cruise itinerary program

Carnival Valor itinerary program is based on week-long roundtrip cruises departing from Bridgetown and San Juan. Out of Port Canaveral, the ship offers Western Caribbean sailings to Puerto Rico, Mexico, BelizeRoatanGrand Turk and Bahamas.

Cabins

Carnival Valor has a total number of 1492 cabins (of which 52 Suites, 513 Balcony rooms) in 34 grades. It has no family cabins, but offers several connecting rooms in a variety of categories, as well as 18 Spa cabins. The ship also has 29 accessible cabins in all cabin categories. Most Carnival Valor staterooms are 185-220-sq.foot insides (577), oceanview (340) and balcony (513, with verandas of 75 sq.feet). There are also a total of 52 suites, measuring between 275-500 sq.feet. More than 50% of the cabins offer ocean view, among them 60% offer also private verandas. The three types of suites are Captain's Suites, Grand Suites and Ocean Suites. Suite passengers receive priority embarkation and debarkation, VIP check-in, and a deluxe bathroom.

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

On Carnival Valor, the two main dining rooms offer traditional dinner with set times and tablemates or flexible dining, via "Your Choice Dining" Carnival program. Washington Restaurant is nicer of the duo. It is located aft and framed by 3 walls of windows. Lincoln is positioned in a central spot, but both offer the same menu. At dinner, vegetarian and low-carb fare is served, as well as Spa Carnival choices. Cuisine often exceeds expectations, especially at Scarlett’s Supper Club and the sushi station. The casual Rosie’s buffet offers a number of food stations with a variety of choices, including a salad bar, deli, dessert station, daily regional cuisines. The 24-hour room service provides a limited selection of items.

Carnival Valor cruise ship

Carnival Valor emerged from her 16-day dry dock on May 08, 2016 with a host of new restaurants and bars, including upgrades already received by most of the rest vessels in the fleet. In addition to the apothecary-like Alchemy Bar, candy story Cherry on Top, RedFrog Pub and SkyBox Sports Bar, the ship also received poolside RedFrog Rum Bar and BlueIguana Tequila Bar, as well as their complementary eateries, Guy's Burger Joint (which has tie-in with Food Network superstar Guy Fieri) and BlueIguana Cantina.

Follows the complete list of Carnival Valor restaurants and food bars.

  • Lincoln Restaurant (744-seat forward Dining Room, with two fixed dinner seatings or “Your Time Dining”; offers “Seuss At Sea” themed breakfasts for $5)
  • Washington Restaurant (1122-seat aft Dining Room, with two fixed dinner seatings and open seating breakfast and lunch)
  • Rosie’s Lido Buffet Restaurant (1396-seat, self service buffet restaurant with various food stations; operates as bistro in the evenings)
  • Scarlett’s Steakhouse (108-seat specialty restaurant for steaks and seafood; with dance floor and live music)
  • Sushi Bar (complimentary)
  • Sushi at Sea (Lido Bar) mini version of Bonsai Sushi, offers a la carte priced menu with rolls, sushi, sashimi, prices vary between USD 1,50-7,50.
  • Alchemy Bar, candy story Cherry on Top, RedFrog Pub, SkyBox Sports Bar, RedFrog Rum Bar, BlueIguana Tequila Bar, Guy's Burger Joint, BlueIguana Cantina.

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

The theme of Valor's decor is "Heroes and Heroism," regarding not just Americans, but heroes from every corner of the world. Cruisers are first represented to the theme as they board through the atrium lobby on Deck 3. To be sure, there is still enough Farcus bling in the details, bright molded gold leaf-gilded eagles on simulated pedestals are scattered all around the liner, as well as coffered ceilings of glossy, reflective materials and plenty of blinking lights and flashing video screens to trigger a 1960's light flashback. Like her Conquest-class sisters, Valor also boasts a 3-deck theater - Ivanhoe, and a series of stores. Carnival Valor offers the typical Carnival experience blended with a handful of twists. The "old faithfuls" are also there: personal service and diverse evening entertainment ranging from Vegas floor shows to jazz to the "piano man".

Carnival Valor cruise ship

Follows the complete list of Carnival Valor lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens and adults.

  • Ivanhoe Theatre (1400-seat main show lounge for musical productions and shows; also used for movies and bingo)
  • Valor Atrium American Lobby (9-deck high open floor area; features American Lobby Bar with piano and stage for live performances)
  • Betsy Ross Card Room (28-seat); John Paul Jones Art Gallery (36-seat); Iliad Library (17-seat; offers board games); Photo Gallery and Shop; ; Kiosk (S and S Card service); Capital Conference Room (100-seat)
  • Circle C (complimentary kids club lounge with video games, parties and planned activities)
  • The Web Internet Cafe (24-hour, 6 Internet computers room)
  • Washington’s Bar (147-seat cigar bar with live music)
  • The Fun Shops (offers “Bon Voyage” items, duty-free liquor, jewelry, fashion boutiques, souvenirs, logo items); Formalities Shop (tuxedo rentals, special occasion gifts)
  • Bronx Bar (55-seat sports bar); Java Cafe (specialty coffee bar); Jeanne’s Bar (30-seat wine bar); Lindy Hop Bar (100-seat piano bar); Paris Hot Bar (88-seat jazz bar)
  • Shogun Casino (484-seat); King Boulevard Promenade Bar (23-seat)
  • Club O2 (teens' lounge for video games, movies, karaoke and themed parties); Video Games Arcade (24-hour)
  • One Small Step Disco and Nightclub (211-seat); Eagles Lounge and Bar (425-seat; hosts Punchliner Comedy Club/brunch).
  • Argonaut area (with two Whirlpools, two poolside bars, Grilles and stage for live performances)
  • Prometheus Pool area (aft pool served by Prometheus Bar, Grille, Pizzeria; with two Whirlpools and Sky Dome glass roof)
  • Aqua Park (Dolphin Pool area which is connected to the Twister Waterslide; with one Whirlpool, splash pools, fountains)
  • Carnival Seaside Theatre (LED screen outdoor cinema; with stage for live performances)
  • Spa Carnival complex (with Steam Rooms, Saunas, Massage Room, Beauty Salon, Spa Pool, Gymnasium)
  • Sports Deck (multi sports court/basketball, volleyball; Tennis Tables, Shuffleboard); Jogging Track; 9-hole Mini Golf Course
  • Serenity (adult-only relaxation area with Serenity Bar, two Whirlpools and padded lounges)
  • Camp Carnival (kids' club lounge area; offers complimentary programmes, with outdoor Pool area).

Carnival Valor wiki

  • Fun Ship 2.0 upgrade in 2016
  • The Carnival cruise ship Valor is of the line's Conquest-class vessels. Her sisters are the Carnival ships ConquestFreedomGloryLiberty.
  • The vessel was christened by Katherine Anne "Katie" Couric - US journalist, author at Yahoo! Global News).
  • Valor's interior design decoration follows the "Heroes and Heroism" theme by Joe Farcus. The architecture follows the basic Destiny template.
  • The Valor ship's first refurbishment was in 2008 ("Fun Ship 1.0" / "Evolution of Fun"). A new Mongolian grill was added to the restaurant, and the "Lido" pool deck received the huge flat screen for movies and shows. The second dry dock for Valor was in the beginning of 2011 - she stayed out of the water for 2 weeks. In 2011 she was improved with the Serenity area for adults, 6 new scenic oceanview rooms and 2 new suites for the captain. Routine maintenance and some enhancements in the hotel, the public area and the lounges were also done.
  • The dry-dock in 2014 added some of the best "Fun Ship 2.0" upgrades - new bars, lounges, as well as new dining and entertainment options.

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Carnival Valor Itineraries

The below listed Carnival Valor cruise prices on itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Carnival Cruise Line fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

DateCruise NameDeparture PortPrice from
2018 Jul 19 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston
2018 Aug 16 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston
2018 Aug 20 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston
2018 Aug 25 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$329
2018 Aug 30 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$439
2018 Sep 03 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$369
2018 Sep 08 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$344
2018 Sep 13 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$434
2018 Sep 17 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$369
2018 Sep 22 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$349
2018 Sep 27 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$409
2018 Oct 01 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$349
2018 Oct 06 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$349
2018 Oct 11 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$399
2018 Oct 15 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$349
2018 Oct 20 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$359
2018 Oct 25 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$399
2018 Oct 29 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$349
2018 Nov 03 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$349
2018 Nov 08 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$399
2018 Nov 12 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$369
2018 Nov 17 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$619
2018 Nov 22 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$579
2018 Nov 26 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$349
2018 Dec 01 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$349
2018 Dec 06 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$389
2018 Dec 10 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$349
2018 Dec 15 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$409
2018 Dec 20 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$529
2018 Dec 24 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$659
2018 Dec 29 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$749
2019 Jan 03 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$454
2019 Jan 07 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$369
2019 Jan 12 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$329
2019 Jan 17 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$369
2019 Jan 21 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$339
2019 Jan 26 5 days, round-trip Shiprocked Cruise Galveston
2019 Jan 31 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$359
2019 Feb 04 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$329
2019 Feb 09 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$354
2019 Feb 14 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$439
2019 Feb 18 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$349
2019 Feb 23 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$349
2019 Feb 28 9 days, round-trip Panama Canal Galveston$799
2019 Mar 09 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$699
2019 Mar 14 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$489
2019 Mar 18 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$489
2019 Mar 23 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$399
2019 Mar 28 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$389
2019 Apr 01 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$389
2019 Apr 06 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$359
2019 Apr 11 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$359
2019 Apr 15 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$359
2019 Apr 20 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$399
2019 Apr 25 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$399
2019 Apr 29 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$359
2019 May 04 6 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$469
2019 May 11 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$389
2019 May 16 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$384
2019 May 20 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$499
2019 May 25 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$549
2019 May 30 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$469
2019 Jun 03 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$549
2019 Jun 08 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$549
2019 Jun 13 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$489
2019 Jun 17 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$549
2019 Jun 22 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$549
2019 Jun 27 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$489
2019 Jul 01 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$559
2019 Jul 06 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$549
2019 Jul 11 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$494
2019 Jul 15 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$549
2019 Jul 20 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$539
2019 Jul 25 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$484
2019 Jul 29 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$519
2019 Aug 03 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$489
2019 Aug 08 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$404
2019 Aug 12 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$389
2019 Aug 17 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$359
2019 Aug 22 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$334
2019 Aug 26 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$319
2019 Aug 31 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$319
2019 Sep 05 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$304
2019 Sep 09 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$299
2019 Sep 14 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$299
2019 Sep 19 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$304
2019 Sep 23 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$299
2019 Sep 28 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$299
2019 Oct 03 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$304
2019 Oct 07 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$309
2019 Oct 12 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$319
2019 Oct 17 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$304
2019 Oct 21 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$309
2019 Oct 26 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$299
2019 Oct 31 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$294
2019 Nov 04 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$309
2019 Nov 09 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$309
2019 Nov 14 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$294
2019 Nov 18 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$279
2019 Nov 23 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$374
2019 Nov 28 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$374
2019 Dec 02 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$269
2019 Dec 07 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$269
2019 Dec 12 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$274
2019 Dec 16 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$399
2019 Dec 21 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$539
2019 Dec 26 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$474
2019 Dec 30 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$629
2020 Jan 04 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$269
2020 Jan 09 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$259
2020 Jan 13 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$289
2020 Jan 18 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$269
2020 Jan 23 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$259
2020 Jan 27 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$269
2020 Feb 01 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$339
2020 Feb 06 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$269
2020 Feb 10 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$279
2020 Feb 15 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$309
2020 Feb 20 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$289
2020 Feb 24 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$359
2020 Feb 29 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$329
2020 Mar 05 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$329
2020 Mar 09 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$509
2020 Mar 14 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$479
2020 Mar 19 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$349
2020 Mar 23 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$419
2020 Mar 28 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$399
2020 Apr 02 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$349
2020 Apr 06 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$419
2020 Apr 11 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$399
2020 Apr 16 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$329
2020 Apr 20 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$349
2020 Apr 25 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$349
2020 Apr 30 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$329